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Kathy Thomasson
Kathy Thomasson • 2 years ago

Sgt. Jacqueline M. Lopez, the supply noncommissioned officer for the Operating Room and Central Material Service department, places a set of wrapped instruments into the sterrad machine to be sterilized, July 27. (Photo by Marlon J. Martin, McDonald Army Health Center, Fort Eustis, Va.)

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Spc. Saieed Okoh, KACH surgical tech, prepares equipment for an orthopedic surgery, 10 a.m., July 27.(Photo by Britney Walker)

Sgt. Nancy Adams, a surgical technician at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, prepares surgical instruments for sterilization near the end of her duty day 3:06 p.m., July 27. (Photo by Gail Cureton, NRMC HQ PAO)

Operating Room: Instrument room sterilizing instruments

A surgical technician cuts suturing line during a shoulder surgery, June 26, at Fort Eustis, Va. The new operating room in McDonald Army Health Center provides more room for surgeons and staff to move around, giving them space to perform delicate surgeries.

Operating Room: Sterile back table with instruments. Looks like orthopedic surgery to me.

The Nebraska Medical Center operating room (OR) departments enhanced their internal recycling program by collection and recycling "blue wrap," a disposable blue sterile wrap used in the sterilization and covering of surgical instruments prior to procedures. To celebrate the kick off of the initiative, they hosted a recycled blue wrap costume contest.

Scrub Nurse prepares the instruments and equipment needed in the operation, works in sterile area